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"I am here to draw the world’s attention to the fact that today, more than 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and north-east Nigeria are going hungry, and facing devastating levels of food insecurity...

The lives of millions of people depend on our collective ability to act. In our world of plenty, there is no excuse for inaction or indifference.

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The extended spell of high global temperatures is continuing, with the Arctic witnessing exceptional warmth and – as a result – record low Arctic sea ice volumes for this time of year.

Antarctic sea ice extent is also the lowest on record.

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Global heat continues, sea ice hits new record lows

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#TeamSmurfs needs your help to address climate change and achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development!

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02/21/2017 at 23:05. Facebook
Famine has gripped parts of South Sudan. War and a collapsing economy have left some 100,000 people facing starvation, with a further 1 million people on the brink of famine.

Nearly five million women, children and men – more than 40 percent of South Sudan’s population – are in need of food, agriculture and nutrition assistance.

Urgent action is needed to prevent more people from dying of...
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02/21/2017 at 14:46. Facebook
It's International Mother Language Day.

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02/21/2017 at 07:05. Facebook
Apply to attend the 5th Meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators, or to be members of the Stakeholder Selection Committee! United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Statistics Division is facilitating an application process to identify representatives from civil society organizations, academia and the private sector to attend...
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02/20/2017 at 23:05. Facebook
What do migrants contribute? Find out here.
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02/20/2017 at 14:43. Facebook
On World Day for Social Justice, ILO highlights the important role of social justice in the pursuit of universal and lasting peace.

Decent work for social justice

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02/20/2017 at 01:03. Facebook
“I can’t tell you how much my life changed and how free I feel. Every day I wake up and say ‘Oh my God, I am in Sweden’. It’s magical. I can say what I like, do what I like. The people here, the support, the culture, the safety – it’s a whole other world, especially for a gay person from the Arab world.”

Read the inspiring story of the unlikely friendship between Syrian refugee Alqumit and...
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Quiet librarian and outspoken Syrian artist form unlikely bond

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02/19/2017 at 23:05. Facebook
Find out more about the brave women and men peacekeepers who go where no one else will to help the world’s most vulnerable people here: [ Un.org Link ]
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02/19/2017 at 15:05. Facebook
These are the main benefits of teleworking and mobile work for workers.

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02/19/2017 at 07:05. Facebook
.#TeamSmurfs and Snappy Bug are supporting the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which were adopted by countries at the United Nations to end poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change by 2030.

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02/18/2017 at 23:05. Facebook
"Consider what was achieved by our predecessors, the giants of the rights movements: they ended slavery, colonialism, segregation, apartheid and more. The struggle which falls to our generation today therefore is far from hopeless...

If we lash out blindly at each other and bring the whole house crashing down around us, so expensive will be the price paid by humanity, we could place ourselves...
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02/18/2017 at 15:05. Facebook
This week, nine countries committed to halving maternal and newborn deaths in health facilities

Through a new network, supported by World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, the countries will work to improve care for mothers and babies.

Nine countries commit to halve maternal and newborn deaths in health facilities

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02/18/2017 at 07:05. Facebook
“I often sing to try to forget the miserable situation”.

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Ali, 13, fled to the collective shelter in Danoun with his family after his father died. "Previously, I used to like the winter. Now I hate it. My little sister cries because of the cold weather."

Will you #shareyourwarmth with Ali by providing his family with blankets, fuel and food?

"عادةً ما أُغني لأنسى...
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The 2017 United Nations Language Competitive Examination for French-language Translators, Editors, Verbatim Reporters and Copy Preparers / Proofreaders / Production Editors, is now receiving applications.

The deadline for application is 19 March 2017.

For more details about the language examination and relevant eligibility criteria, please visit the United Nations Careers page:...
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02/17/2017 at 07:05. Facebook
Film Director Michele Mitchell (centre) at the UN screening of "The Uncondemned"; with the women who testified before the International Criminal Tribunal for

The power of bearing witness: how rape became an act of genocide | United Nations Radio

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02/16/2017 at 23:05. Facebook
Almost two years of war have devastated Yemen, leaving almost 19 million women, children and men in need of humanitarian and protection assistance .

The conflict is rapidly pushing the country towards social, economic and institutional collapse.

Find out what the United Nations is doing to help -- and how you can get involved.

Photo: UNICEF

We’re getting questions about Yemen. Here are some answers.

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